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Revision as of 01:03, 28 November 2006 by C. Mark Sublette (1980 - ATMs arrive, historic documents found)
- 1957: Congressional hearings are held in Washington, D.C. addressing the Hartwell Dam flooding issues.
- Spring break, 1978: Renovation of the Amphitheatre begins during the student holiday. Work is expected to be finished by the fall of 1978. Original plans for tearing down the facility and replacing it with one of "Clemson pink brick" have been abandoned after a majority of students, organized by Save Our Amphitheatre People (SOAP), expressed a desire to have the campus landmark restored in its original form. The screening fountain system is rusted beyond repair, however, and will not be replaced, and the wooden benches with two aisles will be replaced by terraced seating and a single center aisle.
- Mid-late March, 1979: Student leader elections overturned after candidate breaks rules on campaign expenditures; appeals follow, eventually Bob Fuzy is confirmed as new Student Senate president.
- 1980: Automatic teller machines are installed on campus for the first time. Rare documents from John C. Calhoun's career are discovered in a vault in Tillman Hall prior to its renovation. From The Tiger, March 28, 1980, (Vol. 73, No. 22), page two, by Tiger Staff Writer Beth Reese, "Bill Thompson and Steve Lee, of the university's accounting office, discovered the papers while sifting through old student and financial records that had been stored in a forgotten vault in Tillman. The building was about to be turned over to contractors for the beginning of the $4.2 million renovation, and the storage areas needed to be cleared. 'We put on our coveralls and crawled back into the vault, which had been originally used by the university's treasurer. The vault is about 10 feet by 14 feet with a seven foot ceiling and is at the front of the building where the sociology department was located,' said Thompson.
- "Expecting only to find student and financial records, the two men looked through a trap door in the steel ciling (sic) and found framed items and handwritten Calhoun letters. Among the papers were two documents appointing Calhoun as Secretary of War during the administrations of James Monroe and John Tyler. Affixed to the documents were the signatures of Monroe and Tyler, as well as John Quincy Adams (in the position of Secretary of State under Monroe)."